Move everyday. Moving heals. Sitting kills.
~ Candice Maria ~
Kind of self- explanatory. You know the old adage, if you “don’t use it, you lose it”? Well daily mindful movement is no exception. The same as skipping out on strength and resistance training causes loss of muscle mass, strength, and a slower metabolism. Not moving at all, or living a sedentary lifestyle causes even more drastic health problems over time. In the book Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Simple Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death — and Exercise Alone Won’t, Dr. Joan Vernikos, a former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division, presents a comprehensive scientific explanation for why Americans are so unhealthy. Numerous medical studies have proven that sitting too much shortens lifespan, even in people who exercise regularly, but what’s the reason? Dr. Vernikos explains in the following video:
So even if you are not a “gym” person, mindful movement everyday, whether its taking frequent mobility breaks at work, especially if you have a desk job like yours truly (insert side eye #thestruggleisreal); stretching or doing yoga frequently throughout the day, or whatever small movements you can do outside of walking to and from your car at the start and end of your workday, or going to the gym before and/or after work, is beneficial to your general health and well-being.
So during your mindful mobility yoga practice today, think about creative ways to add more movement into your daily routine!
Again, if you are keeping a journal during this journey, you may also want to jot these ideas down for future reference.
Mindful Mobility WOD
Today as you did yesterday, you will complete a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio and at least 1 Round (or as many as your body needs) of the Sun Salutation A sequence as prehab before and/or after or even during your other resistance training or athletic activities today.
Meatless Meal of the Day (MOD)
Today’s featured Meatless MOD is Candied Walnut Quinoa from the Trifecta Nutrition System organic meal delivery Vegan/Vegetarian meal plan
- Brussel sprouts*
- Extra virgin olive oil*
- Balsamic vinegar*
- Coconut sugar*
- Grade B maple syrup*
- Mustard seed*
- Black pepper
- Sea salt
- Filtered water
Nutrition Facts (The Macros):
Serving Size: ~ 160 grams
This concludes Day 5 of 31 Days of Mindfulness and Meatless October Challenge…see you on Day 6.
Until next time ~ I AM CANDICE MARIA ~